Water and Sewerage



Weipa Town Authority (WTA) encourages all residents to take a responsible approach to the use of water. Efficient water demand management practices are necessary to ensure the township has adequate water during the dry season, which is typically six months in duration. 

Water Charges

Residential properties are charged for excess water usage per fees outlined in the current Revenue Statement.

Commercial properties are charged for each kilolitre of water used per fees outlined in the current Revenue Statement.

Watering Times

Watering times are from 6am to 8am on allocated days, with hand watering by an adult allowed outside these times. Odd numbered houses should water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Even numbered houses should water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

If a fully automated sprinkler system is installed, this system can be programmed to operate for a maximum of 2 hours on allocated days during the hours of Midnight to 6am.


Responsibility for the sewerage network in Weipa is shared between Weipa Township Authority (WTA) and Rio Tinto.

This responsibility covers the operation and maintenance of the fully reticulated sewerage system, as well as maintaining the systems and all related infrastructure.

The system collects sewerage for treatment from the point of discharge at a property, before discharging the treated waste in accordance with the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) licence agreement.  

The responsibilities shared by Rio Tinto and WTA include:

  • Collection, treatment and disposal of sewerage and trade waste
  • Operation of sewerage treatment plants and pumping stations
  • Maintenance of the gravity sewerage infrastructure and assets

For further information or to report any water or sewerage issues, please contact WTA on (07) 4030 9400.

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